Mother guilt shocker
Anyway, she had a fine day in the end. My parents were looking after them (their school hadn't started yet) and she learnt to ride a bike without training wheels - goodness me, what a fabulous outcome. And I spent time this evening typing up a chart of little pictures to show her who is taking her where and when and on what days. She thought this was very special - it is beside her bed.
It has got me thinking though. What do I need to ditch off the ailing ship so that I can keep working? I really need to be available to spend as much time with her as possible when I'm at home. I think it's the only way she's going to cope at the moment. It's not a forever thing - just what I need to do at the moment.
And thankfully work was great. I felt good to be back. I do enjoy what I'm doing. If work had been bad I suspect I wouldn't have been feeling so chipper about the whole deal.